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Joe Biden Will Not Run For President; Paul Ryan May Run For House Speaker

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks following a meeting of House Republicans at the U.S. Capitol October 20, 2015 in Washington, DC. Ryan has said he is willing to be the next Speaker of the House if all House Republicans endorse him for the position.  (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks following a meeting of House Republicans at the U.S. Capitol October 20, 2015 in Washington, DC. Ryan has said he is willing to be the next Speaker of the House if all House Republicans endorse him for the position. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Vice President Joe Biden has announced that he will not run for president in 2016. Meantime, the House plans to vote in a new speaker, and Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin says he might run – if House Republicans unite behind him. NPR’s Ron Elving discusses these two stories with Here & Now‘s Robin Young.

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